Ivano van Erp wins 65cc Junior Motocross World Cup

The youngest riders were the little 65cc warriors fighting for the FIM Junior Motocross World Cup.

In race 1 the #47 of Alessandro Gaspari took the FOX Holeshot. Team Netherland’s Ivano Van Erp positioned himself well behind Italian Ferruccio Zanchi. Zanchi who had the fastest qualifying time of his group Saturday lead the first laps before fall left him 29th.

After Zanchi went down Van Erp took over the lead and never looked back winning the race 8 seconds ahead of the newly crowned EMX65 champion Mads Fredsoe Sorensen.

Poland’s Maksymilian Chwalik had a comfortable race of his own for third ahead of team Australia’s Kayden Minear and Finland’s Saku Mansikkanäki.

Race 2 was almost identical up front with Van Erp in the lead ahead of Mads Fredsoe all the way to the finish.

Kayden Minear however moved up a position this time edging out Chwalik. With the two tying in points the final podium spot went to Minear with the better result in race 2 and Mansikkamaki took fifth overall. Van Erp in the press conference said: “This is something very special, my weekend was really good.”

65cc Junior World Cup Race 1 Top Ten: 1. Ivano Van Erp (NED, KTM), 17:54.130; 2. Mads Fredsoe Sorensen (DEN, KTM), +0:08.529; 3. Maksymilian Chwalik (POL, KTM), +0:27.403; 4. Kayden Minear (AUS, KTM), +0:33.410; 5. Saku Mansikkamaki (FIN, Honda), +0:34.503; 6. Alessandro Gaspari (ITA, KTM), +0:38.906; 7. Elisey Oreshkin (RUS, KTM), +0:44.075; 8. Alejandro Perez Martin (ESP, Husqvarna), +0:56.859; 9. Jet Alsop (AUS, Suzuki), +1:00.628; 10. Wal Beaney (GBR, KTM), +1:03.401.

65cc Junior World Cup Race 2 Top Ten: 1. Ivano Van Erp (NED, KTM), 17:59.389; 2. Mads Fredsoe Sorensen (DEN, KTM), +0:07.042; 3. Kayden Minear (AUS, KTM), +0:25.373; 4. Maksymilian Chwalik (POL, KTM), +0:27.866; 5. Saku Mansikkamaki (FIN, Honda), +0:40.550; 6. Jet Alsop (AUS, Suzuki), +0:46.478; 7. Kirils Maslovs (LAT, Husqvarna), +0:50.347; 8. Wal Beaney (GBR, KTM), +0:50.749; 9. Kasimir Hindersson (FIN, KTM), +0:53.133; 10. Ollie Colmer (GBR, Honda), +0:54.010.

65cc Junior World Cup Overall Top Ten: 1. Ivano Van Erp (NED, KTM), 50 points; 2. Mads Fredsoe Sorensen (DEN, KTM), 44 p.; 3. Kayden Minear (AUS, KTM), 38 p.; 4. Maksymilian Chwalik (POL, KTM), 38 p.; 5. Saku Mansikkamaki (FIN, HON), 32 p.; 6. Jet Alsop (AUS, SUZ), 27 p.; 7. Wal Beaney (GBR, KTM), 24 p.; 8. Kirils Maslovs (LAT, HUS), 23 p.; 9. Aleh Makhnou (BLR, KTM), 20 p.; 10. Kasimir Hindersson (FIN, KTM), 19 p.

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